Coard Family History

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Coard Name Meaning

English: from Old French corde ‘string’, a metonymic occupational name for a maker of cord or string, or a nickname for an habitual wearer of decorative ties and ribbons. French: variant of Couard, a derogatory nickname from Old French couard ‘coward’, ‘poltroon’, a compound of coe ‘tail’ + the pejorative suffix -ard.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Cord, Coward, Corda, Card, Board, Coad, Chard, Court, Gard, Codd

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Coard Family Origin

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Coard Family Occupations

What did your Coard ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Coard occupation in the UK was Bankers Clerk. 17% of Coard's were Bankers Clerks. Bankers Clerk, Boot Machinist and Clerk Timber Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Coard. A less common occupation for the Coard family was Coach Painter Labr.

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  • Bankers Clerk

  • Boot Machinist

  • Clerk Timber Merchant

  • Coach Painter Labr


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Coard ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Coard Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Coard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Coard census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 539 immigration records available for the last name Coard. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 397 military records available for the last name Coard. For the veterans among your Coard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Coard Life Expectancy

What is the average Coard lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Coard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Coard in 1951 was 40, and 60 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Coard

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Coard ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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